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  • Snow Chances Ahead

    DSM Almanac: High Wednesday: 40, Average High: 32, Record High Today: 65 (2012), Low: -17 (1965), Sunrise: 7:28, Set: 5:29

    U.S. High Temperature for Wednesday, January 29, 2014
    (as received by 1 am EST January 30)
    85 at Saugus, CA

    Low Temperature for Wednesday, January 29, 2014
    (as received by 1 am EST January 30)
    -26 at Crane Lake, MN

    On This Date in Iowa Weather History (courtesy of the NWS): 2002: What had been one of the driest Januarys on record in Iowa was broken up by a winter storm that produced snowfall across the state from January 30-31. The snow was heaviest across southern and southeastern Iowa where storm total accumulations ranged between 11 and 13 inches along and south of a line from Chariton through Ottumwa to Wapello and Burlington. The highest reported totals were 13.2 inches at Leon and 13.0 inches at Bloomfield and Fairfield.

    Your KCWI-23 Great Day 7-Day Forecast:

    Today: Mostly cloudy… mix north early with 1-3″ of snow north of Highway 20… 38. Temps will fall after early afternoon. Windy, with southerly winds becoming northwesterly at 15-20 with gusts to 30 mph.

    Tonight: Clouds… colder… 11. NNW winds 10-15 gusting to 20mph.

    Tomorrow: Clouds… light snow south of highway 30… accumulations of around an inch in the metro area, with 1-3″ possible in southern Iowa… 20. North winds 5-10.

    Saturday: Light snow continues south of highway 30… additional accumulations of 1-2″ in the metro and 2″ or so in southern Iowa… snow exits by early afternoon… 23.

    Sunday: Partly cloudy… 21.

    Monday: Partly cloudy… 26.

    Tuesday: 40% snow chance… 20.

    Wednesday: Partly cloudy, breezy and colder… 13.

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